Building our House – Week 15

OK, so I know you are all wondering what happened to week 14.  Well, it just was not very newsworthy as weeks go, so I didn’t want to bore you with a bunch of filler material.  But now we have just finished week 15 and there are things to show you and talk about…

The lower roof was completely covered with zinc and made ready for the plastic tile.

This is the lower roof section over the entryway and carport.

This is the lower roof section over the entryway and carport.

Here is the roof over the terrace.

Here is the roof over the terrace.

The terrace roof from below.

The terrace roof from below.

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You will also notice that the walls on the second floor have been filled in with the white Styrofoam Panacor panels.

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The upper roof framing was completed and the zinc panels were started to be put down.

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This is the roof area above the living room. This area of the roof has a convection vent which will help keep the house cool by drawing air up through the house and out the roof.

This is the roof area above the living room. This area of the roof has a convection vent which will help keep the house cool by drawing air up through the house and out the roof.

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Soon the crew will start the process of putting the concrete layer (Repello, in Spanish) on the walls to create the finished look.  They use a pumping machine, called a Putzmeister, to spray the mixture onto the walls, making the process much faster than doing it by hand.  The concrete is then smoothed out over the wall.

The Putzmeister - a very fitting name given the noise it makes.

The Putzmeister – a very fitting name given the noise it makes.

Here is a portion of the sacks of Repello that will be needed to finish all the walls of the house.  The product we are using is called Repemax.

Here is a portion of the sacks of Repello that will be needed to finish all the walls of the house. The product we are using is called Repemax.

To make sure the Putzmeister was working as it should, the guys fired it up and did a small area in the master bathroom.

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